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Posts Tagged ‘ethical’

The 3rd Annual Fashioning the Future Awards

The London College of Fashion's Centre for Sustainable Fashion hosted the 3rd annual Fashioning the Future Awards at a futuristic ceremony at the East Wintergarden, Canary Wharf, on Thursday 10th November 2011. Hosted by Caryn Franklin, this was a visual treat - minus some very special celebrity guests…

Written by Matt Bramford


Caryn Franklin hosting the ceremony, by Antonia Parker

The third annual Fashioning the Future Awards took place last Thursday, where guests from the world of fashion, business and sustainable living came together to celebrate international sustainable fashion talent. Supported by the United Nations, the awards promote students who produce fashion with conscience.

The setting for this glamorous occasion - the East Wintergarden, part of the Canary Wharf complex - seemed a little unusual in the wake of the current financial crisis, and it's not the first destination I'd think of if I wanted to host a conscious do. But, I was to learn, that Canary Wharf are committed to environmental… read more

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Martina Spetlova: New S/S 2012 Season Interview

A catch up interview with one of the most interesting eco designers working today: Martina Spetlova talks fish leather, chemistry and teaching in Poland.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Martina Spetlova S/S 2012 by Shauna Tranter. Eco designer Martina Spetlova first caught my eye when I was putting together Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration last year. She has an […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Presentation Review: Christopher Raeburn

Christopher Raeburn showcased his new collection at the Museum of London on Friday 16th September 2011. Featuring huge inflatable squirrels and musical garments.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Christopher Raeburn S/S 2012 by Alison Day. On arrival at the beautiful newly renovated Museum of London we were greeted by a phalanx of inflatable squirrels – a typical Christopher […]

Emesha: The London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Preview Interview

Eco designer Emesha reveals a very exciting collaboration with illustrator and print designer Lisa Stannard that came about thanks to my book, Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Emesha S/S 2012 by Lisa Stannard. I feel very privileged to be able to announce an exclusive bit of London Fashion Week news that has happened in part because of […]

Mich Dulce launches her new Saints and Sinners S/S 2012 hat collection at No-One

A wonderful new millinery collection from Filipino designer Mich Dulce, hand crafted in woven T'nalck by the T'Boli people of the Philippines.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Mich Dulce S/S 2012 Saints and Sinners. All photography by Amelia Gregory. Last night I went to the launch of Mich Dulce‘s new hat collection, side effects Saints and Sinners, […]

Montreal Festimania 2011: Festival Mode et Design Review – Brut Design, Bye Bye Bambi, AQUAOVO

Homegrown design talent from Montreal showcased in containers on McGill College Avenue during Festival Mode et Design.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Design by Bye Bye Bambi. All photography by Amelia Gregory. Sitting in bright blue containers between the two catwalks on McGill College Avenue there were a series of showcases for […]

The Amazon: Can Fashion Save the Rainforest? A talk with Bia Saldanha

Bia Saldanha - fashion designer and eco warrior extraordinaire – sat down with The Observer’s Lucy Siegle and novelist Ed Siegle at The Hub in Kings Cross last Thursday, in an imperative discussion on the rainforest, our consumer choices and saving our planet from a slow death by fast fashion.

Written by Georgia Takacs

Illustration by Charlotte Hoyle “We are consumers, capsule addicted. We need to ask ourselves – this t-shirt, this where did it come from? A devastated place with devastated people?” – […]

Central Saint Martins: Ba Hons Jewellery Graduate Show 2011 Review

Wonderful work from CSM graduate jewellery designers - including some lovely ethical jewellery from Kerry Huff and upcycled rings from Hee Jung Son. Plus Barter Bangles from Anna Heasman.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Headdress by Jing Jing Cao. The Central Saint Martin Ba shows were held for the last time this year in the iconic Charing Cross building, visit before the courses depart […]

Lazy Summer Days with Handmade Ethical Clothing from Lowie

I discovered Lowie when I shared a press day with them a couple of months ago. The brand was started by Bronwyn Lowenthal nine years ago and specialises in very cute, colourful dresses and knitted garments. Illustrated to perfection!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Lowie by Emma Jardine. Lowie was set up by Bronwyn Lowenthal – born in the UK, site raised in Tanzania, with Jewish roots and a Welsh name. She was trained […]

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Invisible Circus: No Dress Rehearsal – A Documentary by Naomi Smyth

An interview with the lady behind the camera, on the circus that occupies unused buildings around the city of Bristol and brings the community together through breathtaking artistic, sensory liberation! From small shows and squatting, to the enormous CarnyVille, and going 'legit'; the Invisible Circus are something else.

Written by Helen Martin

Corrie Nielsen LFW A/W 2011 Collection, find buy information pills illustration by Abby Wright The BFC Tent is massive. Or a lot bigger than the other show spaces. But the […]

Ani Saunders interviews Amelia Gregory about ethical fashion for The Muse TV

Last week I was interviewed by Ani Saunders of The Pipettes for The Muse TV. You can watch the episode here, and if you answer a question at the end there's the chance to win a copy of Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration by Gabriel Ayala I’ve always approached Cassette Playa with caution. She’s responsible for making Shoreditch look like a live Pump up The Jam video and has a lot to […]

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Pretty Rubbish: Interview with the eco-couture company, devoted to making bespoke items of recycled fashion

Victoria Geary and Rebecca Goddard - aka Toria and Beck; two countryside dwelling, entrepreneurial women, with enormous talent in making gorgeous, ethical clothes and accessories for both men and women. Meet Pretty Rubbish.

Written by Helen Martin

Illustration by Mina Bach I went to university with Toria and Beck, purchase surrounded by the bright lights that are Cornwall county. I met them in a pub (jovial Jacobs), […]

An interview with jewellery designer Daisy Knights

Ethical jewellery designer Daisy Knights tells us a bit more about her collection and her pursuit of ethically mined silver, plus what she thinks about Alexa Chung and Daisy Lowe wearing her creations…

Written by Siobhan Fagan

Illustration by Emma Block From student life to Vogue fame in one action packed year, page cure Daisy Knights’ creations have already been snapped up by our most loved style […]

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123 Bethnal Green Road: An interview with Ross Barry and Michelle Goggi

In the first of a series of tasters from Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration meet the brains behind eco fashion store 123 Bethnal Green Road. Soon to be the official book launch party venue!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Gareth A Hopkins 123 SS2011 Illustration by Avril Kelly So it started on January 3rd, visit web I was in a bad mood. Well, it’s that whole palaver of taking […]

Christmas Gifts: Ethical Fashion and Skincare Ideas

Amongst a sea of competing goodies I bring you my top selection of luxury ethical Christmas gift ideas from Bonbi Forest, Tout Nouveau, Liv, Dr. Hauschka, Pai Skincare and Savonnerie.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I have no idea how this fella’s haircut works. I don’t know what bit of hair is attached to what bit of scalp. But I do know that you and […]

Herbfarmacy: Pure Herbal Skincare from Seed to Skin

Herbfarmacy create gorgeous organic skincare products, packed with pure herbal oils that are grown on their very own farm. We caught up with founder Paul Richards to find out how the company is doing.

Written by Amelia Gregory

La Cream Galeria Collective. November in Mexico. The Day of the Dead celebrations still leave their mark in the wilting wreathes of marigolds adorning graveyards in the Purépecha towns round […]

Veja launch ‘Projet Numero Deux’ – satchels and sacks, ethical style

Ethical trainer brand Veja launch a line of chic day bags, leather satchels and rucksacks at the Darkroom…

Written by Matt Bramford

Shannon_Natasha_untitled Take a look at Shannon’s website, there her Flickr or Tumblr, this web and you’ll get to peek into a world of ‘almost’ – almost grown up, almost ready, […]

Dispatches: Fashion’s Dirty Secret

A revealing documentary threw light on Britain's sweatshops thanks to an undercover reporter - but will it have enough impact to change Britain's dirty fast fashion habit?

Written by Nick Bain

Illustration by Antonia Parker Saying you work in fashion normally garners one of two reactions: awe with a smidgen of jealousy on the presumption all you do is swan around […]

Is the beauty industry moving towards a more earth friendly narrative?

Caring for the planet or yet more Green Capitalism? We investigate Natural, Organic and Ethical Beauty.

Written by Sarah Critchley

ethicalbeauty_aniela murphy Illustration by Sandra Contreras The beauty industry changes as fast as the fashion industry, store constantly updating in line with the latest trends. Fashion has taken an organic […]

An interview with ethical designer Charlie Boots

Charlie Boots is an ethical designer who keeps it sustainable but stylish, using re-claimed materials (from cloth to zips) and producing unique reversible items in her quest to banish fast fashion…

Written by Lauren Smith

Detail of Interrogator/guard’s call button in Camp Five courtesy of Edmund Clarke. Photograph by Valerie Pezeron Where is the fire in Edmund Clark’s exhibition? Guantanamo: If the Light goes out […]